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Oversight Research

Challenging the EU Institutions on Transparency – What is the Role of Academics?

The Academy of Finland-funded research project “Transparency in the EU: from reaction to manifesto” aims at breaking down the practices assigned to transparency in the EU, laying bare shortcomings and seeking solutions. TrUE project researchers Päivi Leino-Sandberg and Maarten Hillebrandt provide some examples of the types of researcher-institution interactions to which the project has led, and the lessons that can be drawn from them.

Credit: EU Law Live
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Implementation Jurisprudence

Dutch MFA discusses Leino-Sandberg case

In its most recent newsletter, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Expertise Centre for European Law (ECER) dedicates an entry to the recent Leino-Sandberg v Parliament judgment.

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Civil society News reports

European journalist collective launches series of publications on Council secrecy

A collective of European journalists investigating European Union politics has recently launched a investigative study into the secrecy of Council decision making.

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Jurisprudence

Court further strengthens EU institutions’ prerogative in determining access to member state-submitted documents

A new court case further strengthen’s the EU institutions’ hands in granting access to a member state’s documents against its will.

In a case against the Commission, initiated by France, the General Court confirmed that the Commission acted lawfully by granting public access to a series of documents submitted to it by the member state. Although France had justified its request for non-disclosure with the invocation of an exception contained in the EU access to documents law, the Commission judged this exception prima facie not to apply to said documents. France brought a judicial protest against this action, which led to the court’s judgment of April, which goes along with the Commission’s decision to disclose the documents against France’s will.